Sunday, April 1, 2007

Govt told to step up AIDS fight

By Maricel V. Cruz, Reporter
Source: Manila Times

The Department of Health report indicating an alar­ming increase in HIV/AIDS cases among overseas Filipino workers should prod the government to step up its efforts to prevent the spread of the disease, Rep. Prospero “Butch” Pichay said on Thursday.

Pichay, who is running for the Senate under the administration Team Unity, underscored the need for the public to do their share in addressing the problem.

“Every segment of society should play a role in HIV prevention. Everyone should be involved. The government should commit funds for research and backed by private organizations to spread the word about how to stop HIV,” Pichay said.

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